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Florida State University, distinguished as a pre-eminent university in the state of Florida, is identified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as engaged in very high research activity, the highest status accorded to a doctoral-granting university. The wide-ranging scholarship of FSU faculty and graduate students is nationally and internationally recognized for its contributions to science, business, government, culture, and society. FSU faculty members are also recognized for their exceptional level of instruction.

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Graduate Student Leadership Award

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Sponsored annually by Florida State University’s Graduate School and the Congress of Graduate Students (COGS), the Leadership Award recognizes outstanding graduate student leaders who are making a positive difference in their scholarly/creative work, campus, and wider communities. Graduate students who exhibit strong leadership skills are encouraged to apply. The person selected for the prestigious Leadership Award and his/her program will be recognized at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held each spring.The Leadership Award recipient will also receive a $1,000 award.


Research and Creativity Award

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This award program is designed to recognize the superior scholarship of FSU graduate students.

FSU graduate students will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to research and creative endeavors at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held each spring. Awards of $1,000 will be made to students in three disciplinary categories: natural and physical sciences including mathematics and engineering; social and behavioral sciences; and the humanities and arts.

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Preparing Future Faculty Certificate

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The Preparing Future Faculty Program assists Florida State’s doctoral students (and others headed toward academic careers) prepare for future faculty work. Through participation in coursework, workshops/seminars, and/or online training, and mentoring, PFF Fellows increase their awareness of expectations for faculty performance 


Preparing Future Professionals Certificate

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To prepare graduate students for professions outside of academia, the Graduate School offers a PFP graduate certificate that includes coursework, professional development workshops, an internship/practicum or interviews in the field, and resume´ and portfolio development.

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